Port of Tauranga
Commercial activity revolves around the Port of
Tauranga which operates several kilometres of wharves. The land
has been reclaimed from the harbour at Sulphur Point and at Mount
Established in 1873, the port handles more export cargo than any
other port in the country. There are over 2000 ship movements in
and out of the harbour every year.
A range of different goods come in and out of the port including
logs, cement, grain, steel, vehicles, dairy products and
Shipping schedule and other useful
information for harbour users
The Port of Tauranga website has a shipping schedule that provides details of all
vessels entering and leaving the port, which is regularly updated.
This and other website information can be useful for boaties and
other harbour users.
Each year the Port sees cruise ships from the Pacific Islands,
North America and Europe pass through the Tauranga Harbour. These
ships bring large numbers of tourists into the Bay which in turn is
great for the local and NZ economy.
Other commercial activities
- Boat building and servicing industries
- Commercial fishing
There are a number of tourist activities that take place on or
leave from Tauranga Harbour. Some of these include:
- Fishing charters
- Harbour cruises
- Wind surfing
- Catamaran hire
There are two main marinas on the harbour:
- Sulphur Point Marina
- Tauranga Bridge Marina